Canucks’ Brock Boeser to miss at least three weeks with rib injury

Vancouver Canucks' Brock Boeser passes the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Calgary Flames in Vancouver, on Saturday February 8, 2020. (Darryl Dyck/CP)

The Vancouver Canucks announced that winger Brock Boeser suffered a rib cartilage fracture and will be re-evaluated in three weeks. The team also revealed that Micheal Ferland is being shut down for the season due to recurring concussion-like symptoms.

Boeser, who suffered his injury on Feb. 8 against the Calgary Flames, has registered 16 goals and 29 assists in 56 games this season.

Ferland, meanwhile, was removed from a conditioning game with the AHL’s Utica Comets on Friday night due to concussion-like symptoms. The winger has been out since Dec. 10 and has appeared in just 14 games this season.

With Ferland on long-term injured reserve, this frees up cap space for the incoming Tyler Toffoli, who the Canucks acquired from the Los Angeles Kings on Monday evening.

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